The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar residing in Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, and Stoddard counties for appointment to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM).

Legal Services of Southern Missouri Board of Directors

 

The Appointments Committee of the Board of Governors is seeking applications from members of The Missouri Bar residing in Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, and Stoddard counties for appointment to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM). The individual selected will serve a six-year term expiring in August 2028.

LSSM is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides core legal services in the areas of domestic/sexual violence, family, consumer, housing, public benefits, and elder law.

The LSSM Board of Directors consists of 14 individuals – both lawyers and members of the general public – from the corporation's service area. Board members serve six-year terms, with a maximum of three terms. The board hosts four meetings per year within its 43-county service area. If a board member is unable to travel to the meeting location, arrangements will be made to allow the board member to participate via telephone. LSSM reimburses board members for actual and reasonable expenses related to attendance at board meetings or other events.

Each member of the board of directors will serve on at least one committee (Personnel, Finance, Legal Needs, or Client Grievance). Board members may expect to allocate up to two hours of time to their task during months in which a board meeting is held and approximately one hour each of the remaining months. LSSM communicates with its board members monthly through the board's web portal and/or email.

Legal Services Corporation regulations prohibit board members and members of their law firms from handling cases through LSSM's Judicare Program.

To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a statement of interest and complete biographical information (CV or resume) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2022. Please direct any questions concerning the appointments process or specific appointments to appointments@mobar.org.

The Missouri Bar is committed to diversity in its appointments.